03.04.2020 – ALSO Holding AG

ALSO partners with Vade Secure to offer strong email protection for Microsoft Office 365

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ALSO partners with Vade Secure to offer strong email protection for
Microsoft Office 365

03.04.2020 / 15:30



     Media Release
ALSO partners with Vade Secure to offer strong email protection for
Microsoft Office 365

ALSO integrates Vade Secure for Office 365 into its cybersecurity platform
and makes the solution available to its partners in 87 countries via the
ALSO Cloud Marketplace. Vade Secure is a global leader in predictive email
defense, protecting 600 million mailboxes in 76 countries. Resellers and
MSPs can now offer their customers a comprehensive and highly effective
protection against cyberattacks for their Office 365 suites. Vade Secure can
be obtained as-a-Service. Customers also receive optimal protection because
the software can be updated automatically via the ALSO Cloud Marketplace.

"Microsoft Office 365 is currently the most popular gateway for hackers to
attack sensitive company data. Studies show that cyberattacks on Office have
multiplied within a few years," says Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO
Holding AG (SIX: ALSN). "Vade Secure offers the best possible protection
here. By integrating the security solution into our cybersecurity platform,
we make it available to our worldwide Platform-as-a-Service- partners via
our ALSO Cloud Marketplace".

Vade Secure for Office 365 is an award-winning email security solution that
provides comprehensive, automated protection before, during, and after
attacks. The solution uses artificial intelligence, including machine
learning mechanisms patented in the USA, to detect unknown, highly targeted
threats, such as phishing, spear phishing, malware, and ransomware.

Vade Secure integrates seamlessly with Office 365 via an API-based
architecture and complements Office 365 native protection against advanced
email threats. Thanks to its native integration, Vade Secure for Office 365
is easy to deploy (no MX changes), easy to use (no external quarantine), and
easy to manage, making it attractive to both MSPs and their clients.

"Partnering with ALSO is key to expand our international business and
accelerate our capacity to access new markets and MSPs," said Frederic
Braut, Senior Vice President EMEA at Vade. "Our solution is perfectly suited
to the needs of enterprises in the mid-market business segment. Through the
ALSO Cloud Marketplace, we're offering to MSPs a solution easy to deploy
that allows them to bring value to their customers and to profitably grow
their business."

With the integration of Vade Secure into the existing cybersecurity
platform, ALSO extends its offer of sophisticated, effective and globally
recognized security solutions. For years, the technology provider has been
investing in the development of the platform, which also provides products
from Symantec, Kaspersky, Sophos, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco and Fortinet, among
others. The new addition is the next important step with which ALSO is
further expanding its portfolio for the comprehensive equipping of modern IT
workplaces, so-called IT Seats. Security is becoming a central issue in the
face of constantly growing threats. The equipment is either provided
directly by ALSO or by its partners.

Direct link to media release: https://www2.also.com/press/20200403_2_en.pdf

Contact person ALSO Holding AG
Manuela Rost-Hein
Head of Communications ALSO Group
Phone: +49 151 1404 0215
E-Mail: manuela.rost-hein@also.com

Contact person Vade Secure
Aurélien Rouby
Cymbioz for Vade Secure
Phone: +33 6 70 68 49 32
E-Mail: aurelien.rouby@cymbioz.com

Vade Secure helps SMBs, enterprises, ISPs and OEMs protect their users from
advanced cyberthreats, such as phishing, spear phishing, malware, and
ransomware. The company's predictive email defense solutions leverage
artificial intelligence, fed by data from 600 million mailboxes, to block
targeted threats and new attacks from the first wave. In addition, real-time
threat detection capabilities enable SOCs to instantly identify new threats
and orchestrate coordinated responses. Vade Secure's technology is available
as a native, API-based offering for Office 365; as cloud-based solutions; or
as lightweight, extensible APIs for enterprise SOCs. For more information,
visit www.vadesecure.com

ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of
the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 550 vendors of hardware,
software and IT-services access to over 100 000 buyers, who can call a broad
spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT
services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the
development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of
hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and
remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop.
ALSO is represented in 18 European countries and generates total net sales
of approximately 9.2 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the fiscal
year 2018. Further information is available at http://www.also.com

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